God Will Do It!

One thing stood out in my mind from this week’s sermon. Fr. Phil talked about Heaven not being a place to escape from our bodies and live for ever as disembodied spirits. (In the book of Revelation, the spirits of the saints in Heaven yearn for their
bodies, and plead, “How long, Lord, how long?”) God will restore and renew, purify and perfect our souls, bodies, and the earth itself, “As a bride adorns herself for her husband.”

But with our souls beset with sin, our bodies falling into disease and decay, and the earth itself in a frightening state, we can feel helpless and hopeless. We would be hopeless but for one thing: we do not prepare ourselves for the Bridegroom; He prepares us for Himself.